The “Saturday Night Live” star was headlining a stand-up show at the Orlando school Monday night when the sight of audience members holding phones sent him on an expletive-ridden tear.
“Don’t fucking ruin the show for people who actually want to be here,” shouted Davidson, as seen in a video taken by an audience member. Davidson, 25, went on to tell the audience to “fucking grow up, OK?”
“It says no phones,” he said, adding: “I have to have my fucking boy patrol you guys like you’re 5 years old? That’s fucking embarrassing.”
The audience initially reacted to Davidson’s tirade with laughter. But as he continued to lambast the crowd, the reception appeared to shift.
“Don’t you want adults to respect us? Don’t you want your parents to, like, be proud of you? You know how fucking embarrassing it is to be our age and walk out and knows everybody thinks you’re a fucking idiot? Grow the fuck up,” he continued. At one point he grumped: “That’s why the world is gonna end in 25 years, because you’re all fucking retarded.”
UCF officials told The Hollywood Reporter they were not pleased with Davidson’s language.
“Mr. Davidson’s abusive language, particularly his use of a derogatory slur, is contrary to the University of Central Florida’s values of inclusion and respect for all,” said UCF spokesman Mark Schlueb told the publication. “It’s disappointing that his rant spoiled an event that was meant to welcome students back for the fall semester.”
People on social media had mixed reactions to Davidson’s set: